High above the bottom line
Most firms have felt the pinch of the economic recession and the slow recovery. But while revenues may have slipped, profit margins are actually rising, with the net margin for all private sectors rising to 7.6 percent during the past six months from 4.6 percent during the same period last year, according to data compiled by financial analysis firm Sageworks. Still, some are well above 7.6 percent. The following slides show the seven industries that are currently enjoying the highest profit margins.